The pleasure of sport and nature in harmony
Getafe CF gets the Platinum Laurel Award
It is one of the first clubs in Europe to become sustainable through carbon neutral certification
Spanish La Liga football club Getafe CF signed a landmark 5 year agreement with ALLCOT in June 2014 committing to make the Club ‘’one of the leading environmental and socially sustainable first tier clubs in Europe’’.
Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary contribution of an amount of money proportional to the tonnes of CO2 emitted, that have not been able to be reduced by other means.
Getafe CF has expanded its range of merchandising products and is now selling sunglasses, watches, pens, USB keys and iPhone 5 covers made of wood thanks to its agreement with ALLCOT.
The total amount of greenhouse gases (CO2, CO, SOx, NOx, etc.) produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, by which we cause an impact on the Earth's atmosphere.
When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2. All these emissions can be reduced and offset.
Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary monetary contribution proportional to the tons of CO2 emitted in order to neutralize the emissions. Specifically, this is done through buying of carbon credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This financial contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries and they are to: Capture a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by developing a carbon sink project for reforestation or prevent the issuance of a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by means of energy efficiency, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, waste management, avoided deforestation, intensive farming or processing of organic agriculture.
We cannot stop emitting GHI when we travel or during our daily activities, so the only way to say that we are "carbon neutral" is through offsetting.
The emissions offsetting project we selected for our sustainability efforts is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT). This project focuses on protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.
If you are a Getafe CF supporter and you want to invest in it too, you can calculate your diary carbon footprint in our calculator and offset your emissions by yourself.
On the other hand, you can contact with David Torres to participate in Superfan project and support our sustainability initiative.
"Getafe has agreed a landmark collaboration with ALLCOT. Under the terms of this 5 year commitment, Getafe C.F. becomes one of the leading environmental and socially sustainable first tier clubs in Europe. Through the agreement, Getafe C.F. will demonstrate its environmental commitment and support of climate-friendly operations by neutralizing the greenhouse gases (GHG) it produces."
Alberto Heras, Marketing Getafe CF
"It is an honour for our club and for me as its chief executive, to be able to unite the worlds of football with the environment in this agreement. For Getafe CF, this is not just an agreement to offset our emissions, our objective goes further. We want to raise awareness among the people of Getafe. We have to think of our future generations and be respectful of our planet, starting with the smallest and ending with our fans."
Ángel Torres, President Getafe CF
"I always travel to watch Getafe CF matches by car from Navalmoral de la Mata, a town in Cáceres, Extremadura. I drive about 385 km round trip, which results in roughly a 1 tonne of C02 equivalent emissions during the football season. I wanted to offset these emissions through Getafe CF and participate in its sustainability initiative"
Alberto Domínguez, Getafe CF supporter